SAFS Annual Meeting
May 1st-4th 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites, Charleston -Historic District
Room rate with be FY18 Federal per Diem
Registration Now Open!
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Registration fee includes Wednesday evening reception, Thursday breakfast plenary session, lunch business meeting
and evening banquet as well as Friday morning breakfast and breakout sessions.
Two days of workshops covering a wide range of topics for biologists,
chemists, toxicologists, trace evidence examiners and firearms
Breakfast is included with at least 1 workshop per day.
Lunch is included on days where attendees participate in either an all-day or two half-day workshops.
Presenters will include (not complete list)
Nancy McCombs, presenting on Firearms Subclass Characteristics
Marc LeBeau, FBI presenting on Method Validation for Forensic Toxicology
Mike Coble, Associate Director, UNTHSC Center for Human Identification presenting on Probabilistic Genotyping
Jeremy Morris presenting on Cognitive Bias
Donna Iula, Cayman Chemical presenting on Emerging Drugs and their MS
Black Cat Haunted Charleston Tours
$15 per person – Sign up during meeting check-in
Tours will be held Tuesday, May 2 at 8 pm and Wednesday, May 3 at 8:30 pm
Plenary Session Presentations
Lieutenant Rita Shuler: Retired supervisory agent of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Ms. Shuler will talk about actual criminal cases, highlighting the vital important of physical
evidence in the investigation and solving of these cases.
She will present cases showing similarities and differences of crime solving in the past to
present day including a murder and sexual assault “cold case” that was solved after 37
Mark Jones: Crime Writer and Tour Guide
Mark will be presenting a sixty-minute program about the history of murder in Charleston,
and the evolving justice system through 200 years. Mark will cover some of Charleston’s
most infamous, and notorious crimes, including:
The Execution of Lavinia Fisher (1818)
Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy (1822)
The Murder of Francis Dawson, Anti-Dueling Crusader (1889)
Self Defense Charleston Style – The Murder of Frank Hogan (1927)
Obsession: The Murder of Mary Lynn Witherspoon (2003)
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